Tag Archives: Asian Cup

Generation Next: Omar Abdulrahman – The ‘Emirati Maradona’ Manchester City wanted to sign

As a part of our on-going Generation Next series, we strive to profile the best young players in the world for you on Just Football.  Martin Lowe joins us to highlight one of the top performers of the 2015 Asian Cup, the United Arab Emirates’ Omar Abdulrahman. Omar Abdulrahman: The Basics Date of Birth: September […]


Asian Cup 2015 Debrief: Qatar – A campaign of disappointment and broken promises

By Babak Golriz Expectations had been high for manager Djamel Belmadi and his Qatar side as they went into a tricky-looking group at the Asian Cup. Fresh off the back of winning the Gulf Cup, during which they beat hosts Saudi Arabia, some analysts back in Doha had ear-marked a possible semi-final spot for the […]


Asian Cup 2015: Japan – Three reasons behind the Samurai Blue’s early exit

It’s fair to say that the Asian Cup didn’t exactly go to plan for Japan.  Despite an admirable performance in a quarter-final loss to the United Arab Emirates, the Blue Samurai failed to defend their 2011 title.  But with a talented and experience squad at their disposal, what’s to explain their early exit? Here’s Tom […]


Asian Cup 2015: Best XI of the tournament

With the 2015 Asian Cup in books following Australia’s 2-1 extra time victory over South Korea, Tom Danicek joins us to provide his best starting eleven of the tournament, including some key players to watch out for in Europe… Asian Cup: Best XI of the tournament Goalkeeper: Mathew Ryan, Australia You could argue Kim Jin-hyeon […]

Asian Cup 2015 opening game

This is Australia: Asian Cup final 2015 preview – Player-by-player Analysis

After weeks of exciting football in Australia, the Asian Cup final 2015 is upon us! Hosts Australia meet South Korea in the final, and so rather than give you the usual generic Asian Cup final 2015 preview we’re going the whole hog on Just Football, via a detailed player-by-player analysis. With South Korea already profiled, […]


This is South Korea: Asian Cup final 2015 preview – Player-by-player Analysis

With perennial Asian power South Korea set to play hosts Australia in the 2015 Asian Cup final, Tim Lee joins us to preview South Korea‘s Taeguk Warriors with an analysis of every player. South Korea – Asian Cup Final 2015 Preview The backline Kim Jin-hyeon (Goalkeeper, 27 years old) A relative newcomer to the Korean National Team, […]


Asian Cup 2015: Semi-Final preview – Australia vs. the United Arab Emirates

With a 2-0 win over Iraq, South Korea booked their place in the Asian Cup finals in their search for their first Cup title since 1960.  But with hosts Australia and upstart United Arab Emirates set to face, there is one spot yet remaining in the final match of the prestigious competition.  Here to preview who […]


Asian Cup 2015: Semi-Final preview – Iraq vs South Korea

The 2007 Asian Cup saw Iraq and South Korea going head to head in the semi-finals. Iraq won their group after shockingly beating Australia before knocking out co-hosts Vietnam in the quarter-finals. South Korea scraped through the group stage and squeaked past Iran in the quarters on penalties. The two teams collided in Kuala Lumpur […]